Lotteries for April 17, 2015

FRIDAY'S NUMBERS Connecticut: Play 3 Day: 857. Play 4 Day: 0886. 5 Card Cash: AD-2H-3H-9H-3S. Play 3 Night: 372. Play 4 Night: 5264. Cash 5: 2-4-13-14-20. Classic Lotto: 3-11-14-37-40-41. Rhode Island: Daily:...




In need of a pierogi or potato pancakes? Try Smakosh

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew of a decent all-day breakfast joint around here that also served a fine pierogi,” well, then your wish has come true. Tucked into an unassuming shopping plaza on Route 32...


Rick's List - Spam edition

Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.

Vive la différence

I had only brothers growing up. The difference between boys and girls wasn’t something I gave much thought to, or understood, until one hot summer day.


Excitement over pregnancy is dulled by husband’s restraint

DEAR ABBY: I have just found out I’m 10 weeks pregnant. Both sets of parents are overjoyed — it’s their first grandchild — and I’m happy because this was the plan all along. My husband wants kids, and this is our...

Friend’s food criticism is hard for couple to swallow

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a friend, “Jonah,” whom we love dearly, but he has no filter.

Girl’s embarrassment is signal it’s time for a shaving lesson

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are having a disagreement about one of our daughters (we have three). Our 8-year-old is very hairy.

Sexually active women must be vigilant about protection

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing to warn as many other young women as I can about the dangers of unprotected sex. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. I knew from the beginning he had a girlfriend in his hometown, but he...

Husband’s family meetings leave wife out of the loop

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Rory,” and I both come from close families. Whenever something is wrong, troublesome, etc., in either of our families, we have meetings where the entire immediate family comes together to discuss the issue.

Friendly divorce may be best for wife in unhappy marriage

DEAR ABBY: I’m 38, married for 16 years and the mother of two small children. I was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy to remove it.

Mom threatens to fight son’s silence with silence of her own

DEAR ABBY: My 34-year-old, single, independent son completely ignores me. He won’t answer texts, emails, postal mail or phone calls.


Your stars - April 18

ARIES: Organize your day, and leave little room to worry or become anxious.